Management Team
Steve Brannon
Steven P. Brannon, P.E.
  • Graduate Civil Engineer - BSCE, Washington State University, 1977
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Chief Executive Officer

Steve has over 30 years experience in marine construction, dredging, and pile driving. From his beginnings as a summer laborer during college, he has worked his way through project supervision, project management, estimating, and company ownership. His project experience involves port facilities, piers, dredging, outfalls, marina construction, pile driving, and industrial plant maintenance projects.

He is particularly skilled at estimating, project management, and business management. While quickly assessing a situation and determining an effective approach to meet challenges, Steve has grown American Construction to what it is today. Steve is extremely skilled at negotiations with public owners, knowledgeable in public works rules and regulations, and Corps of Engineers' rules and regulations as well. As the owner of American Construction, his current responsibilities include estimating and overall company management and direction.

Kevin Culbert, P.E.
Kevin Culbert, P.E.
  • Graduate Civil Engineer - BSCE, Washington State University, 1986
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • President

Kevin has over 25 years experience with major responsibilities as project manager, estimator, and project superintendent. His ability to take decisive action while demonstrating good judgment allows him to consistently contribute to project efficiency through budget and labor control. His high standard to maintain safe operations have contributed to American Construction's success as a solid and effective company in the marine construction profession.

Kevin's project management skills and duties include scheduling, preparation of budgets, purchasing, subcontracts, coordination with other contractors, and dealing with owner related issues.

Peter Stephens, P.E.
Peter Stephens, P.E.
  • Graduate Mechanical Engineer - BSME, University of Washington, 1982
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Equipment Division Manager

Peter has over 25 years marine and heavy construction supervision and management. Projects that he has worked on include port facilities, piers, dredging, outfalls, marina construction, pile driving, and industrial plant maintenance projects. As the Equipment Division Manager, his duties are to oversee all maintenance, modification, design, and repair to our fleet of floating and land based cranes specialized in pile driving, dredging, and heavy lift activities.

Peter's responsibilities include configuration and certification of pile driving cranes dependent on project requirements, purchase capital equipment such as cranes, barges, pile hammers, as well as organizing annual vessel dry dockings. He implements the maintenance record keeping system and daily crane inspection programs. He has also designed and managed the installation of hydraulic barge mooring systems for American's equipment. Additional responsibilities include bidding on future equipment, scheduling, and supervising heavy lift hoisting projects for both government and private entities.

Brian Laurance
Brian Laurance
  • Masters of Business Administration - Atkinson Graduate School of Management,
    Willamette University, 1977
  • Controller
  • Corporation Secretary

Brian has 30 years experience in the construction and consulting engineering industries, where he has consistently held leadership positions for the accounting and financial groups in the companies where he has worked. His responsibilities at American Construction include: Financial reporting; supervision of office and clerical personnel; management of workers compensation, medical benefits and retirement plans; and maintaining the banking and insurance relationships. Brian ensures that the company complies with tax and regulatory requirements, and he actively participates with other managers in the company's planning and decision-making process.

American Construction Company
1501 Taylor Way    Tacoma, Washington 98421
phone: 253.254.0118    fax: 253.254.0155    email: